Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Morning everyone!
Well it's Tuesday already and things still look like a store in here...lol

We decided to leave things up until Sunday when we'll pack everything up.

I was going to re-take pictures because my first batch before the show turned out somewhat blurry but decided enough was enough and things have been sold making for bare spots and re-arranging so you'll be able to view them in my Photobucket Slideshow.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR COMMENTING ON MY HOME AND DECORATING. We had such a great time doing it all - now we'll have to do a bit more actual Christmas decorating when all the products are put away. Not much though.

We decided to leave the tree as is and not put our own traditional decorations on i - most decorations were sold from the containers below and along side the tree so it was mostly left undisturbed and we rather like the looks of it.

Well, tonight we have or interview for the Country Sampler magazine article - rather excited about it. The photographer, Pilar, and her mother came to our show on Saturday and we were able to brag about her to some of our customers who were here at the time. Fortunately Pilar lives right near us so she's the one coming to do the interview.

Yesterday we took the day off to go to Janesville and pick up some products from The Spinning Wheel Wholesale that customers ordered from the show....our little Angel Tree Toppers were a huge hit. We sold what we had and needed 7 more.

Then after that we did Walmart and then met my brother and his wife and their daughter for lunch at Applebees and then Doug and I went to the mall and I bought some things for myself. I got 2 1/2 price sweaters at Christopher & Banks and some more tops at another shop...and socks! Then we all went to a cute little Primitive shop and I got to shop for goodies this time!!!!!

Have a wonderful day and again, thanks for always coming and reading my blog posts!

Hugs, Karen


  1. Good luck with the interview. Mine was with a brand new writer - new ever wrote for CS before and she didn't know what firkins were or half the other things in my house. I had to educate her! LOL I just had my last phone call (I think)with the Copy Editor so now I am just waiting to see how it all comes together. I can't wait to see YOUR house and all the other great colonial and prims ones in print!!

  2. Hi Karen!
    How cool to be in CS! I wish ya luck with your interview! :)
    Your Home Show pics are great...I so would have loved to be there! I went to the site ya mentioned for your tree topper, I wanted one so badly...LOL...do ya think I could figure out how to order one??????...NO! Don't know what my problem was...finally I gave up!
    I wanted to tell ya, that table runner I got from ya, I placed on the back of my settleback chair...LOVE it there!!! It looks awesome! I know it's a table runner, but I love it on my chair! :)

    Have a wonderful day!


    oh-you don't happen to have an extra tree topper for sale do ya :)

  3. Hi Karen,

    Good luck with the interview. i just recently found your blog and enjoy it so much.
    Do you sell online?


  4. glad your show went well...I love your home...have fun with your interview!

  5. Hello Karen, I am so glad you stopped by! I just love your blog! Your tree is captivating. It would be hard to tear down! Congradulations on the Country Sampler interview! Kewl! I can't wait to see it in print, which one will it be published in???
    Hugs, angie

  6. I hope your interview goes well! I can't wait to see you in CS!

  7. I'm so excited about your interview with Country Sampler! I will be so tickled to see a friends home in my favorite magazine!

    So glad you enjoyed receiving the hickory nuts. I loved reading your note about your childhood memories. I'm happy that they brought you joy.


  8. Karen,everything looks wonderful & I'm so glad your show was a success. I hope everything went well with CS.

    ~ Pam

  9. Hi Karen,
    Loved looking at your home show pictures...and I can't wait to see your home in Country Sampler magazine.
    I'm so happy for you that your show was a great success. Mine was good also.

  10. Wow, how cool to be in the Country Sampler! I sit and drool over the homes in that magazine every month! Yours will be just as mouth watering!! I can't wait to see it :)

    Your slide show was beautiful!

  11. Karen, Thanks for stopping by my blog. You asked if it was ok to put my blog link on your blog. You bet! I would love to be on your blog list. I'll add you also. Wow you lucky gal, gonna be in Country Sampler!! That has to be the coolest! Please let us know when you will be in the magazine! Loved reading your blog!


  12. BEautiful!!!!!!!!!! Wish I lived closer to see it for real...congratulations for getting into CS, Please let us know which issue you will be in.
    Merry Christmas


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